Everything to Make Astronomy Research Possible
CfA | Harvard & Smithsonian researchers are involved in the design and operation of some of the most powerful telescopes, spacecraft, and astronomical detectors in the world. These range from small visible-light telescopes to world-spanning radio observatories to a space probe flying through the Sun’s atmosphere. Engineers at the CfA build cameras and detectors to reveal hidden or faint astronomical objects: exoplanets, black holes, and the earliest galaxies in the cosmos. These telescopes span the entire spectrum of light, from long-wavelength radio light to high-energy gamma rays, and search for signs of atmospheres on distant exoplanets.